You sought feedback about your 'new-look comics and puzzle pages' in today's newspaper and I must initially declare that I have no interest in the puzzle section and shall refrain from comment. However, the comics are a different matter....
The Comic Strip remains the medium that transcends all demographics: it is enjoyed by both sexes, young and old, rich and poor, and has a world-wide history now over 100 years old. How wonderful it remains a daily staple of our Courier-Mail reading habit!
How sad, then, that the total number of comic strips have decreased from ten to eight. On the positive, I must applaud the increase in the number of Australian strips (from two to three), although I personally feel both "Ginger Meggs" and "Snake" are tired and dated (with no disrespect to their creators). I am disappointed too, that two of the strips axed ("Beyond the Black Stump" and "Swamp") were both created here in Queensland. Surely this goes against the grain of your recent promotional push that the "Courier-Mail is All for Queensland"??